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Application Of Coupled Solver Technology To CFD Modeling Of Multiphase Flows With CFX

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MPF010051

Volume

30

Pages

12

Published

2001

Size

926 kb

Author(s)

A. Burns, A. Splawski, S. Lo & C. Guetari

Abstract

Application of coupled solver technology to CFD modeling of multiphase flows with CFX A. Burns, A. Splawski, S. Lo & C. Guetari AEA Technology, 2000 Oxford Drive, Suite 610, Bethel Park, PA 15102, USA Abstract Over the past ten years the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in chemical engineering has increased at a significant rate. Most of the large chemical engineering companies now use CFD daily in their design process, in problem solving and in improving performance of plants and equipment. The complexity of the problems tackled by CFD is increasing dramatically as the CFD technology advances and is delivered to users in an accessible and user friendly format. Multiphase flows are involved in almost all of the processes in chemical engineering, for examples: gas bubbles in liquid columns, solid particles in mixing vessels, liquid droplets in spray dryers. Multiphase flow problems are inherently very complex. Many of the physical processes (heat, mass and mome

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